BBSI is an all-inclusive, pre-professional program designed specifically for male dancers ages 12-22. The program provides personalized training by internationally and nationally recognized instructors and professional dancers.


BBSI offers ballet technique, variations, weight training, jumps & turns, and partnering. Dancers will receive hands-on, individual attention in a limited class size.

“Boys Ballet Summer Intensive was designed to provide an engaging and educational program for young male dancers who seek a higher level of classical ballet training. They’re challenged in their daily classes, but the real inspiration for these aspiring male dancers lies in the camaraderie and bonds they make with each other. Men are essential in ballet companies, and there is no better way to prepare these students for professional life than providing them with an all-inclusive and intense working environment where they can train hard, dance hard, and have fun. Guys being guys, at the ballet studio… a dream come true.”

American Ballet Theatre Corps Member / Choreographer

2016 Patrick Frenette working with the Intermediate Men

2018 BBSI Faculty




Named outstanding school in 2015 by Youth America Grand Prix, the International Ballet Academy is a professionally established ballet academy providing instruction in ballet technique, pointe, partnering, variations, men’s class, jazz, pre-ballet, and hip hop. Located in Cary, North Carolina, students attending IBA will discover a nurturing environment that will contribute to their development and success both inside and outside the ballet academy. IBA alumni are currently dancing with New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet, Washington Ballet, Tulsa Ballet, Ballet West, Sarasota Ballet, Carolina Ballet, and Colorado Ballet.



Fleecys is a family owned and operated business located in North Carolina. The very first pair of Fleecys were made for our son because it did not matter what dance store we went to, there was next to nothing available for the male dancer. Fleece was the perfect fabric for our products as we founded our business in Vancouver, Canada when our children were training to be dancers. As the children grew, so did the business. We relocated to California in 2008 and zeroed in on two products that would become our specialty: socks and legwarmers. We moved to North Carolina in 2012 and this past year, we moved into our own shop. Now that our son is a professional dancer and our daughter a ballet instructor, they have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the dance community on our design ideas. This provides us with invaluable insight as to how we can continue to provide quality products that meet the specific needs of both male and female dancers, student to professional!

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